Indonesia

Information

Official Name:
The Republic of Indonesia

Area:
1,904,569 km2

Population:
237,641,326

Capital:
Jakarta

Language(s):
Bahasa Indonesia is the official language and various ethnic languages, however English is widely spoken and understood

Religion(s):
Islam, Protestantism, Catholicism, Hinduism, Buddhism and others

Currency:
Indonesian Rupiah (IDR)

Anthem:
Indonesia Raya

Economy:
INDUSTRY: Petroleum and Natural Gas, Textiles, Apparel, Mining, Cement

AGRICULTURE: Rice, Vegetables, Cassava (Tapioca), Rubber, Peanuts, Poultry

EXPORT: Oil and Gas, Plywood, Textiles, Rubber, Electrical Appliances

Tour Info

Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy
Jl. Merdeka Barat 17, Jakarta 10110

www.indonesia.travel

The Republic of Indonesia

The Republic of Indonesia is the largest archipelago in the world comprising 17,504 large and small tropical islands fringed with white sandy beaches, many still uninhabited and a number even still unnamed.

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Information

Official Name:
The Republic of Indonesia

Area:
1,904,569 km2

Population:
237,641,326

Capital:
Jakarta

Language(s):
Bahasa Indonesia is the official language and various ethnic languages, however English is widely spoken and understood

Religion(s):
Islam, Protestantism, Catholicism, Hinduism, Buddhism and others

Currency:
Indonesian Rupiah (IDR)

Anthem:
Indonesia Raya

Economy:
INDUSTRY: Petroleum and Natural Gas, Textiles, Apparel, Mining, Cement

AGRICULTURE: Rice, Vegetables, Cassava (Tapioca), Rubber, Peanuts, Poultry

EXPORT: Oil and Gas, Plywood, Textiles, Rubber, Electrical Appliances

Tour Info

Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy
Jl. Merdeka Barat 17, Jakarta 10110

www.indonesia.travel

The Republic of Indonesia

The Republic of Indonesia is the largest archipelago in the world comprising 17,504 large and small tropical islands fringed with white sandy beaches, many still uninhabited and a number even still unnamed. Straddling the equator, situated between the continents of Asia and Australia and between the Pacific and the Indian Oceans, it is as wide as the United States from San Francisco to New York, equaling the distance between London and Moscow. Indonesia has a total population of more than 215 million people from more than 200 ethnic groups. The national language is Bahasa Indonesia.

Among the most well known islands are Sumatra, Java, Bali, Kalimantan (formerly Borneo), Sulawesi (formerly Celebes), the Maluku Islands (or better known as Moluccas, the original Spice Islands) and Papua. Then, there is Bali “the world’s best island resort” with its enchanting culture, beaches, dynamic dances and music. But Indonesia still has many unexplored islands with grand mountain views, green rainforests to trek through, rolling waves to surf and deep blue pristine seas to dive in where one can swim with dugongs, dolphins and large mantarays.

Because of her location, and geology, Indonesia is blessed with the most diverse landscape, from fertile ricelands on Java and Bali to the luxuriant rainforests of Sumatra, Kalimantan and Sulawesi, to the savannah grasslands of the Nusatenggara islands to snow-capped peaks of West Papua.

Her wildlife ranges from the prehistoric giant Komodo lizard to the Orang Utan and the Java rhino, to the Sulawesi anoa dwarf buffalos, to birds with exquisite plumage like the cockatoo and the bird of paradise. This is also the habitat of the Rafflesia the world’s largest flower, wild orchids, an amazing variety of spices, and aromatic hardwood and a large variety of fruit trees. Underwater, scientists have found in North Sulawesi the prehistoric coelacanth fish, a “living fossil” fish, predating the dinosaurs living some 400 million years ago, while whales migrate yearly through these waters from the South Pole. Here are hundreds of species of colourful coral and tropical fish to admire. Culturally, Indonesia fascinates with her rich diversity of ancient temples, music, ranging from the traditional to modern pop, dances, rituals and ways of life, changing from island to island, from region to region. Yet everywhere the visitor feels welcomed with that warm, gracious innate friendliness of the Indonesian people that is not easily forgotten.

Facilities-wise Indonesia’s hotels are second to none. In fact, many of our luxurious and unique hotels have constantly been listed as some of the best in the world, located on white sandy beaches, overlooking green river valleys, or situated in the heart of busy capital Jakarta. While Indonesia’s cities like Jakarta, Bandung, Surabaya, or Makassar are a hive of activities for business and leisure and a paradise for shoppers, offering upscale boutiques selling top brand names, to local goods at road-side stalls. Here gourmets can treat themselves to the many regions’ delectable spicy cuisine or dine sumptuously at international restaurants. And for sheer relaxation, Indonesia Spas are second to none to reinvigorate both body and mind.

Convention centers are equipped with state-of-the-art facilities, as many top international conferences and exhibitions are held in Jakarta, Bali to Manado, ranging from the Global Climate Change Conference in Bali to the World Ocean Conference in Manado , to trade and investment exhibitions and tourism trade shows in many provincial capital cities. Jakarta, Bali, Medan, Padang, Bandung, Solo, Yogyakarta, Surabaya, Makassar are connected by direct international flights, and many regular and low cost carriers fly passengers to Indonesia’s towns or remote locations. For more details, www.indonesia.travel.

Information

Official Name:
The Republic of Indonesia

Area:
1,904,569 km2

Population:
237,641,326

Capital:
Jakarta

Language(s):
Bahasa Indonesia is the official language and various ethnic languages, however English is widely spoken and understood

Religion(s):
Islam, Protestantism, Catholicism, Hinduism, Buddhism and others

Currency:
Indonesian Rupiah (IDR)

Anthem:
Indonesia Raya

Economy:
INDUSTRY: Petroleum and Natural Gas, Textiles, Apparel, Mining, Cement

AGRICULTURE: Rice, Vegetables, Cassava (Tapioca), Rubber, Peanuts, Poultry

EXPORT: Oil and Gas, Plywood, Textiles, Rubber, Electrical Appliances

Tour Info

Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy
Jl. Merdeka Barat 17, Jakarta 10110

www.indonesia.travel

  • Banyuwangi Beach Jazz Festival 2014: Rolling Waves of Lively Jazz 28 November 2014 | Author : indonesiatravel

    The groovy wave of jazz is about to hit the shores of Banyuwangi again at the eastern tip of East Java Province as the Banyuwangi Beach Jazz Festival 2014 is set to be staged at the beautiful Boom Beach on 6th December 2014. Entering its second year, the

  • Djakarta Warehouse Project 2014 keeps up the beat 25 November 2014 | Author : indonesiatravel

    Clubbers, party goers, dance enthusiasts, and urban nightlife junkies be prepared! The metropolitan capital Jakarta is about to be stormed with massive vibes of an urban music fiesta as the Djakarta Warehouse Project 2014 is set to blast the stages at the

  • The 2nd Nusantara Architecture Competition 25 November 2014 | Author : indonesiatravel

    After having successfully organized the “Green House Design” Competition in 2012 and the “Nusantara Cultural House Design” Competition in 2013, PT. Propan Raya Inc. in collaboration with the Ministry of Tourism, theGreen Building Council Indonesia

  • Bintan Golf Challenge 2014 at the Ocean Course Ria Bintan Club 24 November 2014 | Author : indonesiatravel

    This December, the Residency of Bintan Island will again stage another event to boost Tourism to this enchanting island in the Riau Archipelago. Called the Bintan Golf Challenge 2014, the event is organized by the Culture and Tourism Office of the Bin

  • Lombok - Sumbawa mesmerizing attractions now on Garuda Inflight Entertainment 21 November 2014 | Author : indonesiatravel

    Garuda Indonesia passengers will now be presented with the mesmerizing beauty of West Nusa Tenggara’s nature and culture on Garuda's inflight entertainmentvideo, launched on 19 November 2014. This forms part of the promotionalcampaign by the Regional

  • Marintec Indonesia International Exhibition and Conference 20 November 2014 | Author : indonesiatravel

    Marintec Indonesia International Exhibition and Conference, The first comprehensive maritime event in Indonesia will be held from 26th to 28thNovember 2014, at the Jakarta International Exhibition Center, Kemayoran, Jakarta.

  • Bintan Marathon 2014 : run along the scenic Trikora Beach 19 November 2014 | Author : indonesiatravel

    The enchanting island of Bintan in the Riau Islands Province will be swarmed with runners as the Bintan Marathon 2014 takes place on 7th December 2014 along the scenic Trikora Beach at the northeastern coast of the island.

  • Musi Triboatton III 2014 14 November 2014 | Author : indonesiatravel

    This November, the spotlight will shine on the longest running river on Sumatra: the Musi River as the Musi Triboatton III is set to take place from 23rd to 30th November 2013 in Palembang, capital of the province of South Sumatra.

  • The Old Batavia Cultural Festival 2014 at Kota Tua, Jakarta 07 November 2014 | Author : indonesiatravel

    The Old Batavia Complex, otherwise known as "Kota Tua", the historical sector of the metropolitan capital city Jakarta, will come alive with festivities during the Old Batavia Cultural Festival scheduled to take place on the weekend of 8th to 9th Novem

  • FLORES, in Lonely Planet Top 10 Regions Best in Travel 2015 07 November 2014 | Author : indonesiatravel

    World's most popular tourism website, Lonely Planet, recently released the Best Destinations to Explore in 2015. Indonesia through the island of Flores in the province of East Nusatenggara, was chosen among the Top 10 Regions Best in Travel 2015, along wi

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